The Times of Israel reports: The head of the IDF’s Southern Command revealed the location of two alleged Hamas tunnel sites buried underneath an apartment building and a family home in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday, and threatened to blow up both structures in a future conflict despite a desire to avoid civilian casualties.
The tunnels are believed to be connected to a vast underground network inside Gaza, which Hamas could use to move soldiers and weapons around the Strip in a future conflict, Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters.
Zamir accused the Hamas terror group of purposefully building the tunnels under civilian structures to provide cover for its operations. “The intelligence that we have [shows] that Hamas is operating in a civilian arena and under the cover of a civilian population, preparing its infrastructure for the next conflict within the civilian arena,” Zamir said.
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